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Lennon was born with a rare metabolic genetic disorder called Urea cycle disorder – CPS Deficiency. He was diagnosed at the age of 4. As a mom, I thought we’d never find out what is wrong with my child, when my maternal instincts so clearly indicated something was wrong. After finally learning in 2007 the actual challenges we were facing the reality of life and death became ever so clear. After a year – spending 35 times in the hospital Lennon was recommended for a liver transplant in hopes to save him from this often fatal disorder. In November 2008 he underwent not one but two liver transplants in order to save his life and is now facing another transplant.
January 20, 2011 he received his third liver and he continues to do what he does best: LIVE
This is his story.

Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun. John Lennon

What I do

Since the days of endless hospitalization, with the helo of coffee, I finished my degree in Mental Health Counseling – and while the work was rewarding, I since turned to working for myself as a Coach/Mentor, Author, and Artist!

In 2019 I launched The Rebels Den – a life + business blog for Rebels, Renegades and Introverts to create a life that feels good while staying true to themselves. 

My Books

Rebe Shine

A guide to help you rise above from what is holding you back, so you can have the best year.

Forge your own path

The blueprint that you use to map out the adventure of a lifetime doing it your way. 

Dream, Believe,Take Action

Dreams help us feel alive and excited when we believe and take action. 

Lennon Steps

Similar to baby steps, except that these are infused with spunk and spirit with a zest for life that doesn’t quit. 


My own betrayal was the catapult of growth in this journey of Childhood Memories + the Adult Awakening. 

In the Media

Featured in or Written for

Huffington Post Change your mindset to Create Positivity 
Badassery Magazine May 2017 + August 2017 
Interview – Setting Boundaries Lift Magazine 
Mothers Joint Petra Monaco – A true story of courage and hope


Intuition Summit

Petra’s start in life was rougher than most, she didn’t have a safe home with parents who loved her. Without a solid foundation, she was forced to create her own.

Watching her son fight for his life made her realize that sometimes, things have to be broken in order to rebuild a better house on top of the foundation she spent years painstakingly building.

Petra Monaco is a coach + mentor for people who are ready to embrace who they are and birth their creative ideas into the world.

Through her blog posts, she’s here to shape up your approach to life + business – making it feel all like a work of art.


Are you lost, frustrated or feel like your life doesn’t have a direction? 

If you are trying to find what’s missing in your life or just build on the one you have right now – with some effort and commitment – you’ll soon be owning your power and rock your life. 

In this ebook, I am going to share 50 ways you can rock your life being you and living on your terms.

Don’t wait because a better life is right around the corner for you, all you have to do is say yes to yourself.